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Drought map shows stress areas in state

May 25, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Drought conditions were beginning to show up in parts of Wyoming before the wet weather this week improved the situation.
The U.S. Drought Monitor map ... [more]

Annual Riverton gun show loads up for 50th year

May 25, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  At the first Riverton Gun Show, roughly 30 exhibitors displayed about 300 guns, including a 16th-century Persian rifle, in the First National Bank's basement ... [more]

No opposition at hearing on Bunker Road closure

May 25, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners on Tuesday heard unanimous support from the public attending a hearing concerning a proposed seasonal closure of Bunker Road in ... [more]

Hickerson files for new county commission term

May 25, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commission vice chairman Pat Hickerson submitted his application on Friday for re-election to the District 4 seat.
Hickerson joins newcomer ... [more]

Council overrides mayor, but action 'null and void'

May 25, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council will reconsider an action deemed illegal that the board took at a special meeting Wednesday night regarding the bid award for a ... [more]

Today

May 24, 2012 - Staff:  CORRECTION

In Wednesday's Ranger, the page-one story "Fiddler on the Roof" should have said Riverton High School students and children are ... [more]

Acid bombs detonated by robots

May 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS (AP) -- Bomb technicians have used robots to detonate explosive devices found just outside Rock Springs, near White Mountain.
Sweetwater County ... [more]

New official hired to take charge of work safety

May 24, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead announced Wednesday the state is hiring a veteran public health official from New Mexico to continue the push to reduce ... [more]

Digest

May 24, 2012 - Associated Press:  Ranch deal to be discussed
CHEYENNE (AP) -- The University of Wyoming and Colorado State University presidents intend to meet soon to talk about plans ... [more]

Man who endured tragedy speaks Thursday night

May 24, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  When Ridley Barron and his family of four loaded their car to return home to Broxton, Ga., from vacationing in Hilton Head, S.C., no one dreamed their lives ... [more]

Driver fell asleep before fatal wreck, says patrol

May 24, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Highway Patrol reported Thursday morning that a driver fell asleep at the wheel, resulting in last week's one-vehicle rollover near Shoshoni that ... [more]

Suspended sentence and probation for Rico-Holguin

May 24, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A judge placed Riverton restaurant owner Gerardo Rico-Holguin on five years of supervised probation with a suspended prison sentence after saying the evidence ... [more]

On the Black Angus trail

May 24, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Ranchers tour cattle operations in Fremont County

Ranchers and others interested in the Black Angus cattle business converged via the Wyoming Beef ... [more]

Former assessor runs for House

May 24, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  After retiring from public office in 2010, former Fremont County Assessor Eileen Oakley is seeking the Republican nomination for the House District 54 seat in ... [more]

Library program helps youth offenders minimize exposure to legal system

May 23, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Branch Library has taken advantage of the power of literature with a new program, Changing Lives through Literature -- an alternative program to ... [more]

Today

May 23, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
CHRISTOPHERSON

Carl H. Christopherson, 81, of Shoshoni, died Sunday, May 20. A memorial service is at 11 a.m. Friday, May 25, at the Church of ... [more]

Digest

May 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Path segment to link park bike routes
JACKSON -- Bicyclists will soon be able to ride more than 20 miles on a pathway connecting Jackson and Jenny Lake ... [more]

State jobless rate steady at 5.3 percent

May 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The unemployment rate in Wyoming held steady at 5.3 percent from March to April.
The rate is down from 6 percent a year ago and remains well below ... [more]

Budget cuts could cost 80 to 125 jobs at UW

May 23, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The University of Wyoming would lose 80 to 125 faculty and staff positions under proposed budget cuts submitted to Gov. Matt Mead on Tuesday, but UW ... [more]

Slaughterhouse for horse meat proposed in Riverton area

May 23, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  A plan to open a horse slaughterhouse, similar to projects which have sparked controversy in other states, has been proposed for Riverton.
State Rep. Sue ... [more]

No action taken on soccer coach

May 23, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Hiring a new Riverton High School girls soccer coach dominated the Fremont County School District 25 board meeting Tuesday.
In the end, action was tabled for ... [more]

Shelley to seek HD55 seat held by Miller

May 23, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College employee and Riverton business owner Sherry Shelley will seek the Democratic nomination for Wyoming House District 55. 
In a news ... [more]

Fiddler on the Roof: RHS musical opens Thursday

May 23, 2012 - By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer:  Members of the Riverton High School Drama Club their spring musical, "Fiddler on the Roof," at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theatre on Friday, May 25, ... [more]

Martinez to run for former council post

May 23, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Former Riverton City Councilman Lee Martinez is seeking to rejoin the council following his failed mayoral bid in 2010.
On Monday, Martinez filed for the Ward ... [more]

Today

May 22, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page-one story about the filing period for the primary election contained an incorrect date in the headline. The ... [more]

Antler auction raises $90,000

May 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- The 45th annual Boy Scout Elk Antler Auction in Jackson has raised nearly $90,500, most of which will benefit the National Elk Refuge.
The refuge ... [more]

Digest

May 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Purcell to leave water job
CHEYENNE -- Mike Purcell is retiring as director of the Wyoming Water Development Office.
Gov. Matt Mead issued a statement ... [more]

Lummis set to run for third term

May 22, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Lambasting federal spending and rulemaking as excessive, U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis announced her bid for a third term as Wyoming's lone member of the ... [more]

Wyoming snowpack 1/10th of what it was one year ago

May 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Wyoming's snowpack is down to 22 percent of average compared to 220 percent at this time last year.
In its final snowpack report this week, the ... [more]

Mine cited for violation after a quake-like blast

May 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming officials have issued two notices of violation to Cloud Peak Energy Inc. following a blast at the Cordero Rojo coal mine near Gillette that ... [more]